Blackmagic Design Cinema Camera EF
2.5K Digital Cinema Camera with EF Mount and Built-In SSD Recorder


Elegant, sophisticated and jam packed with the latest digital cinema technology, Blackmagic Cinema Camera gives your work that timeless feature film look! Blackmagic Cinema Camera features an amazing 2.5K image sensor with a wide 13 stops of dynamic range for a true digital film camera. You get a built-in SSD recorder, popular open standard uncompressed RAW and compressed file formats, compatibility with quality EF or Passive Micro Four Thirds lenses, LCD touchscreen monitoring plus metadata entry, all packed into an exciting hand held design!

NOTE: Images above show camera equipped with a lens, lens is NOT included with purchase.

Blackmagic Cinema Camera features a high resolution sensor with wide dynamic range so it’s perfect for independent film, television commercials and episodic television production. DaVinci Resolve software for Mac™ and Windows™ is included so you can work at the highest quality and get the best results. Blackmagic Cinema Camera is both affordable and a complete solution because it includes a built-in recorder and monitoring, so it’s perfect for displacing video-only cameras for work such as sporting events, weddings, music videos and more!

Building one of the finest cameras in the world requires attention to every detail. Blackmagic Cinema Camera’s premium quality design features a machined aluminum chassis, interchangeable optics, high resolution 2.5K sensor, 13 stops of dynamic range and 12-bit RAW uncompressed and compressed file formats! Every aspect of the image path has been totally optimized for quality, so this means you always get the quality you need for the most demanding work.

Regular video cameras clip video so you are locked into images that look cheap. Blackmagic Cinema Camera eliminates this problem as it captures a super wide dynamic range of 13 stops into 12-bit DNG files, so your images look truly cinematic. This preserves detail in both shadows and highlights, and even handles indoor shots while keeping the details of any images captured through windows. This means you keep all sensor data so you can make creative decisions during DaVinci Resolve color grading!

Now the Blackmagic Cinema Camera comes in two models, depending on the lens mount you want so you can use the most amazing optics from the world’s leading lens crafters. The original EF compatible mount model lets you use Canon and Zeiss lenses with full electronic control of your lens iris and more. The new Passive Micro Four Thirds (MFT) gives you compatibility with a wide range of manually operated lenses, while also being easily adapted to other mounts such as PL mount via third party adapters. With Blackmagic Cinema Camera you are not locked into any specific lens and you can choose the lens you need based on the creative style of your shot!

Blackmagic Cinema Camera is the first camera to feature built-in metadata entry so your files include information compatible with popular editing software. This dramatically speeds up the whole post production process! Entering metadata is easy. Simply tap the capacitive LCD touchscreen to display the slate where you can enter information such as shot number, search tags, scene number, timecode and more! You can even set shot number and other data to increment automatically!

Blackmagic Cinema Camera features a built-in SSD recorder that allows 2.5K uncompressed CinemaDNG RAW 12-bit capture as well as Apple ProRes and Avid DNxHD compressed video formats. All file formats are open standard and used by NLE software so you get the only camera designed from the ground up to be part of a whole post production workflow! When you’ve finished shooting, simply connect the SSD to your computer and edit or color your shots straight from the disk!

Cinematographers form a personal relationship with their camera for a creative partnership that can last years and span every location on the planet! Starting with a chassis machined from solid aluminum, capped with a smooth rubber front and rear for easy grip, plus a rear facing touchscreen for easy metadata entry, you get a stylish design that’s optimized for the whole post production workflow. Blackmagic Cinema Camera includes standard jack audio so there are no custom connectors

Say goodbye to annoying custom cables you can never find when on a location shoot because Blackmagic Cinema Camera uses only standard connections! You get jack mic/line audio inputs for recording the highest quality uncompressed audio, as well as 3 Gb/s SDI out for on set monitoring or for sending to live production switchers. Also included is 12V to 30V DC input for power and battery charging, 3.5mm headphone socket, LANC remote control and high speed Thunderbolt port for computer capture!

Blackmagic Cinema Camera uses standard file formats, so you don’t need to wait years for your video software to support the media! Recording native 2.5K resolution uses the open CinemaDNG format, so you get full 12-bit RAW recording quality using the built-in SSD recorder, and the benefit of industry wide compatibility. For even greater compatibility you can also choose 1080HD recording into ProRes and DNxHD compressed video formats. Blackmagic Cinema Camera is the only camera to support purely open file formats!

Blackmagic Design Cinema Camera EF Features:

  • 13 Stop Dynamic Range
  • Premium Quality
  • Incredibly Versatile
  • EF Compatible Lens Mount
  • Metadata Entry
  • Built-In SSD Recorder
  • Includes DaVinci Resolve and UltraScope
  • Uses Standard Connectors
  • Capacitive Touchscreen Display
  • Supports Open File Formats

Cinema Camera EF Specifications:


  • Sensor Resolution: 2592 x 2192
  • Raw Resolution: 12-bit RAW files recorded at 2432 x 1366
  • Shooting Resolutions:
      -  2.5K RAW at 2432 x 1366.
     -  ProRes and DNxHD at 1920 x 1080
  • Frame Rates:
      -  23.98p
      -  24p
     -  25p
      -  29.97p
      -  30p
  • Sensor Size: 16.64 mm x 14.04 mm
  • Sensor Size: - Active 15.6 mm x 8.8 mm
  • Dynamic Range: 13 stops
  • Focus: Focus button turns on peaking
  • Iris Control: Iris button automatically adjusts the lens iris settings so no pixel is clipped
  • Lens Mount: EF and ZE mount compatible with electronic iris control
  • Screen Dimensions: 5" and 800 x 480 resolution
  • Screen Type: Integrated LCD capacitive touchscreen
  • Metadata Support: Automatic camera data and user data such as shot number, filenames and keywords
  • Controls: Onscreen touch menus and physical buttons for recording and transport control
  • Microphone: Integrated mono microphone
  • Speaker: Integrated mono speaker
  • Mounting Options:
     -  3 x 1/4" thread mounting points on top of camera.
      -  1 x 1/4" thread tripod mount with locator pin.
  • Power:
      -  Integrated Lithium-ion Polymer rechargeable battery.
      -  12V-30V DC port for external battery power or use included 12V AC adapter.
  • Battery Life: Approximately 90 minutes
  • Battery Charge Time: Approximately 2 hours when not in use.
  • Camera Dimensions: 166.2mm by 113.51mm x 126.49mm excluding detachable sunshade and turret dust cap
  • Camera Weight: 1.7 kg / 3.75 lb

Storage Features

  • Storage Type: Removable 2.5” SSD
  • Storage Format: Mac OS Extended format. SSDs can be formatted on any Mac or use Mediafour MacDrive (not included) on a Windows PC.
  • Storage Rates: 5 MB/frame in RAW 2.5K fits about 30 minutes of 24p video on a 256 GB solid state disk. Compressed HD formats fit more than 5times the amount of RAW video.
  • Uncompressed Recording Formats: RAW 2.5K CinemaDNG
  • Compressed Recording Formats: Apple ProRes and Avid DNxHD. All compressed recording in 1920x1080 10-bit YUV with choice of Film or VideoDynamic Range.


  • SDI Video Output: 1 x 10-bit HD-SDI 4:2:2 with choice of Film or Video Dynamic Range
  • Analog Audio Input: 2 x 1/4” jacks for professional balanced analo gaudio, switchable between mic and line levels.
  • Analog Audio Output: 1 x 3.5mm stereo headphone output
  • SDI Audio Output: 4 channels in HD-SDI
  • Remote Control: 1 x 2.5mm LANC for Rec Start/Stop, Iris Control and Focus Control
  • Computer Interface:
     -  Thunderbolt port for capture of RAW video and audio.
      -  USB 2.0 mini B port for software updates and configuration.
  • External Power: 12V-30V DC port for external battery power or use included 12V AC adapter.


  • SDI Compliance: SMPTE 292M.
  • SDI Audio Sampling: 48 kHz and 24 bit.


  • Software Included:
     -  DaVinci Resolve grading software including Resolve USB dongle for Mac OS X and Windows.
      -  MediaExpress software for video capture from the camera’s Thunderbolt port.
      -  Blackmagic UltraScope software for waveform monitoring from the camera’s Thunderbolt port.
  • Accessories: Detachable sun shield, camera strap, turret dust cap and 12V AC adapter.
  • Product Warranty: 12 Month Limited Manufacturer's Warranty.

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